Does the height of the job seeker influence his/her chance of succeeding in IBD recruiting?
Do investment banks judge the the physical appearance of the job seeker when recruiting？ I heard rumors that not only some of them do, but they also exclude some applicants because of their height (or weight and other physical traits). Are there physical limits, or standards for potential employees? For instance, is it true that if a person is shorter than 170 cm or heavier than 120 kg, some banks may, whether explicitly or not, turn down their applications? (Personally I do not think there is any problem with having the physical characteristics that I mentioned and that everyone deserves pride and respect for his or her natural state. It's just that I don't know the reality of the industry concerning this topic.)
Personally, I whole-heartedly wish that such discrimination does not exit in recruitment, but I do not know whether that is true in the IB in London, Hong Kong, or continental Europe (such as in Paris). I don't know if the topic is a taboo, but can someone share some thoughts on this? From the perspective of a job seeker, how should we feel about it?